Country Captain Chicken

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A delicious southern chicken classic with a sauce to die for. The perfect combination of sweet and spicy! A must for any family, or anyone who loves hearty, flavorful dishes. Easy and superb!
Ingredients
4 pieces bone-in, skinless chicken (white or dark meat)
1 cup flour
2 tsp sweet or smoked paprika
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp butter
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3-4 small celery ribs, finely chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, finely chopped
3-4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
handful of raisins, finely chopped
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 15-oz can crushed tomatoes in puree
1/2 Tbsp chili powder
2 Tbsp curry powder
a few sprigs fresh thyme
scallions, for garnish
 
Directions
1. Wash and pat chicken dry.  Season liberally with salt and pepper on both sides.  Combine flour and paprika and use to dredge chicken completely.
2. Coat a large, shallow pan with a tight-fitting lid with olive oil.  On medium-high heat, cook the chicken through till browned on all edges, about 7-8 minutes.
3. Remove chicken, reduce heat, and add butter to pan, allowing it to melt.  Stir in vegetables and garlic, seasoning with salt and pepper.  Cook until tender, about 6-7 minutes, then stir in raisins.
4. Add wine to deglaze the pan.  Stir in chicken stock, tomatoes, and spices.  Bring the sauce to a bubble, then stir in chicken, coating completely.  Cover with lid and allow to simmer for 15 minutes on medium-low heat.
5. Start rice pilaf as a side dish.  Serve chicken over rice hot, with sauce, and scallions as garnish.  Enjoy!
 
Notes:
Serves 4.

8 pieces of chicken can be used, depending on size of the pieces, to serve 4-6.  Chopped almonds can also be used as garnish.

From Rachel Ray's 30-Minute Meals.... but I guarantee you, this did not take thirty minutes!
Categories:
Meal   DinnerCuisine   Southern
Dish   Main DishCooking Method   Simmer
Main Ingredient   ChickenStyle   One Dish Meals
Prep Time   45 minutesCooking Time   15 to 30 minutes
Features   Dairy-Free




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